The Cedar Rapids Gazette wrote a store about THE chocolate SHOP and co-owner Gae, in the Sunday February 19, 2017 issue. The online version also includes a wonderful video vignette and image gallery.

… Sharp-Richardson is the co-owner — a role shared with her husband, Deane Richardson, who she met and married in the span of three months in 1995. Nine years later, the pair bought the chocolate shop on a whim.

The shop was then Temptations Fine Candies in Atkins, for sale in 2004. The two were looking for something to do together and thought, why not?

They purchased the shop and the recipes with it, eventually moving the business to uptown Marion in 2010. …

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Thanks to The Gazette!